Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Volume 85, Number 5, May 2007, 325-420

IN THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN

Special theme: tuberculosis control; In the News; TB control planning; Global drug facility; Financing TB control; TB science; Round tables; TB data; Public health classic; Supervised administration is vital to TB control; Barriers to completing TB treatment

EDITORIALS

The international TB control targets
- Léopold Blanc & Lindsay Martinez
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.041996

The new Stop TB Strategy and the Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006–2015
- Mario C Raviglione
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038513

NEWS

News

Fast action urged to halt deadly TB

Russian oblast is model in fight against TB

Stronger health systems to beat TB

POLICY AND PRACTICE

Financing tuberculosis control: the role of a global financial monitoring system
- Katherine Floyd et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.034942

Planning to improve global health: the next decade of tuberculosis control
- Dermot Maher et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.037820

The Global Drug Facility: a unique, holistic and pioneering approach to drug procurement and management
- Robert Matiru & Timothy Ryan
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.035402

Roles of laboratories and laboratory systems in effective tuberculosis programmes
- John C Ridderhof et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.039081

LESSONS FROM THE FIELD

Reaching the global tuberculosis control targets in the Western Pacific Region
- Pieter van Maaren et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038521

PUBLIC HEALTH REVIEWS

Did we reach the 2005 targets for tuberculosis control?
- Christopher Dye et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.037580

Targets for tuberculosis control: how confident can we be about the data?
- Marieke J van der Werf & Martien W Borgdorff
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.039941

ROUND TABLE

Reaching the targets for tuberculosis control: the impact of HIV
- KF Laserson & CD Wells
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.035329

Lessons from TB/HIV integration in Cambodia
- Mao Tan Eang et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036095

Tuberculosis in Rwanda: challenges to reaching the targets
- Michel Gasana et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036525

Tuberculosis in the Dominican Republic: addressing the barriers to sustain the achievements
- Eddy Perez-Then et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036459

Joint tuberculosis/HIV services in Malawi: progress, challenges and the way forward
- Rhehab Chimzizi & Anthony Harries
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036665

Barriers to reaching the targets for tuberculosis control: multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
- Kai Blöndal
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.035345

Case study: South Africa
- Karin Weyer
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036004

The Philippines case study
- Maria Imelda D Quelapio et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036020

Treatment and management of MDR-TB in Latvia
- Vaira Leimane
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.037978

Critical evaluation of the Global DOTS Expansion Plan
- Donald A Enarson & Nils E Billo
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.035378

TB-DOTS in the Philippines: impact of decentralization and health sector reform
- Alberto G Romualdez
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036285

Public–private mix DOTS in India
- LS Chauhan
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036277

Lessons from the DOTS Expansion Plan in Indonesia: highlighting human resource development
- Carmelia Basri et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036319

A new disease reporting system increases TB case detection in China
- Liya Wan et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036376

Building political commitment in Peru for TB control through expansion of the DOTS strategy
- Cesar Bonilla & Jaime Bayona
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036335

DOTS expansion and TB control: the case of Mali
- Masoud Dara & Alimata Naco
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036210

PERSPECTIVES

Promoting adherence to tuberculosis treatment
- Paul Garner et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.035568

Promoting adherence to treatment for tuberculosis: the importance of direct observation
- Thomas R Frieden & John A Sbarbaro
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038927

Cutting-edge science and the future of tuberculosis control
- Roland Brosch & Véronique Vincent
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.035386

PUBLIC HEALTH CLASSICS

The “vertical–horizontal” debates: time for the pendulum to rest (in peace)?
- Mukund Uplekar & Mario C Raviglione
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.041756

BOOKS & ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Reichman and Hershfield’s tuberculosis: a comprehensive, international approach, third edition, parts A and B
- Jaap F Broekmans
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.039339

La recherche bibliographique en médecine et santé publique : guide d’accès
- Tomas Allen
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.031567

LETTERS

Association of non-type b Haemophilus influenzae with HIV
- Karen Cowgill & J Anthony G Scott
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.038786

Routine HIV-testing policies
- Kipton Jensen
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.031575

Using knowledge brokering to promote evidence-based policy-making
- Nidia Raya Martinez & Danielle Campbell
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.037663

Substandard and/or counterfeit medicines for patients
- Subhash C Arya & Nirmala Agarwal
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.036988

The current public health message on UV exposure overlooks many health benefits
- William B Grant
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.035089

Routine HIV testing: the right not to know versus the rights to care, treatment and prevention
- Moses R Kamya et al.
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.032730

Authors’ response
- Robyn M Lucas
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.039446

Studies on health and electromagnetic fields
- Örjan Hallberg
doi: 10.2471/BLT.07.041871

Authors’ response
- Robyn M Lucas
doi: 10.2471/BLT.06.039438